Sunday, January 5, 2020 A PreK-12 Curriculum Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

When I first became a part of the Homeschool Review Crew, I was excited for the chance to try new different educational products and utilize my blog more, but I had no idea the kind of resources that were going to be at my fingertips.  After 4 years on the Crew, I feel like I have finally woken up to the full toolbox I have as a homeschool educator.  Between the village of experienced parents I can poll at any time and exciting products to try out, I have always felt in pretty good shape.  What I didn't completely appreciate was the vast options at my disposal through the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual Membership from that we are given every year as part of the Old Schoolhouse Magazine family.  It seems fitting then that our first curriculum review of the year would be of this amazing collection of all kinds of courses, planning materials, videos, and support for the homeschool family.

What We Received:

We were given a year membership - the Ultimate PreK-12 Annual  Membership - to  This means that we are given one account that has full access to everything they offer for all of my children.  So, for my PreK, 1st and 3rd grade students as well as my husband and I, we can access curriculum and supporting materials at the appropriate level.  Or any level for that matter.  Sign language has always been something I have toyed around with and want my family to know so we pulled up the ASL Adventures course and tried it out, despite it being labeled for 6th-12th grade.

What It Includes:

Their newest slogan is 'Every Subject. Every Grade. Every Student.' that highlights their recent achievement of providing a complete curriculum for every grade level. That means Art, Bible, Computer, Drama, Electives, Language, Geography, Health, History, Language Arts, Math, Music, Science, Socials to start with.  For planning, they provide lesson planners, schedule builders, scope and sequence help, and record keeping with Applecore.  They provide a fantastic video library through RightNow Media with all kinds of Christian worldview videos.  One of the things we explored was The Slugs and Bugs Show from the creator of Veggie Tales.  Through silliness and songs, the characters discuss quality concepts that reinforce our faith.  It's been a big hit so far.

The videos weren't just for kids either.  The library seemed to cover all kinds of subjects from Christian Living, Leadership and Apologetics.

What We Thought:

One of the ways I love using is for filling in gaps.  It's a great resource for handwriting practice sheets!  When I realize either I've missed a subject or something needs reinforcing, I can always find something to do the trick without having to buy anything extra.  Daily Grammar is one of the courses we used to review and reinforce some ideas that might have gotten lost along the way.  It's straightforward, effective and digital so of course reproducible too.  The more students you have, the more important that option becomes to you! For large families who are likely on a budget, a membership to becomes very cost effective when you consider how far it can go with various level students, parent and ministry support.

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